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Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist now based in Madrid, but previously lived in Southeast Asia for several years. Her work has appeared in publications such as Público, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and TV5Monde.

The women standing their ground against a Chinese mining company

When a Chinese mining company arrived in a quiet rural area in Thailand's northeastern province of Sakon Nakhon in 2015, a group of local women knew they had to act.